well Winter is finally on its way out and our laying hens are glad to be out and about, picking and scratching the earth. This month we have been ramping up for Spring planting, getting the garden soil ready for this year’s growing season. I had a mission this year to build a better composting system, so I decided to make a simple 3 stage compositor, all out of recycled things around our farm. Didn’t cost a thing, but is worth so much to gardens! Compost is the magic solution to so many gardening/ farming challenges, so I thought I’d better get something that can support our land requirements. The garlic plot is doing very well as the new plants have now emerged from their straw mulch. I have also planted some buckwheat in our fields as a green manure crop, instead of using chemical methods.